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Assistant Professor of the History of the Ancient Mediterranean World

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: College of Humanities & Social Science

Position Title Assistant Professor of the History of the Ancient Mediterranean World
About the University Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 88,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department

The Department of History at Western Washington University consists of twenty tenured or tenure-track faculty whose courses serve a very active history major and make significant contributions to the university's general education curriculum.  History courses cover nearly every historical era and much of the globe.  The department encourages its faculty to participate in interdisciplinary programs such as East Asian Studies; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; International Studies; Latin American Studies; Canadian-American Studies; and the Honors program.  Faculty in the department provide high quality courses that prepare majors and non-majors with skills in research, analysis, and writing.  The department likewise houses a small M.A. program in History and a nationally recognized M.A. program in Archives and Records Management.

The Department of History and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences support Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement.  We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.

About the Position

The History Department at Western Washington University seeks a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in the history of the ancient Mediterranean World.  All sub-fields and specializations within this field are welcome, provided the candidate has demonstrated capacity to teach courses in Classical and ancient Mediterranean history.

The successful candidate will teach six courses over three quarters (two courses per quarter), including survey courses in ancient Mediterranean history and the history of the ancient world, and upper division courses in Classical and ancient Mediterranean history.  The position includes a strong commitment to teaching in ways that provide equitable and inclusive learning environments for all students.  High quality research and service are also expected.

Required Qualifications
  • PhD in History or related field by September 15, 2019, with the ability to teach the history of the ancient Mediterranean Word
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated potential for effective teaching and high-quality scholarship
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse student body
Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Bargaining Unit United Faculty of Western Washington
Application Instructions

Please submit your application via Western's PageUp system.

Please submit a letter of application and CV addressing the required and preferred qualifications, including your demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse student body.  Also required are a graduate transcript (official or unofficial); article or chapter-length writing sample; sample syllabi for a survey course in Prehistory to 476 and an upper-division course; and the names and contact information for three professional references.  Requests for letters of reference will be sent out via our online application system.

Closing Date Notes

Review of applications will begin November 8, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype.

For general questions contact the Department Administrator Jennie Huber at (360) 650-3457 or 

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

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